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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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Cash to Debt 0.14
ADVS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 1754 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.60 vs. ADVS: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14
Equity to Asset -0.12
ADVS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 1549 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. ADVS: -0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.29  Med: 0.71 Max: 0.89
Current: -0.12
-0.29
0.89
Interest Coverage 11.44
ADVS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
84% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. ADVS: 11.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.33  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 11.44
6.33
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.70
M-Score: -2.85
WACC vs ROIC
6.76%
34.30%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 18.51
ADVS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1724 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. ADVS: 18.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -26.73  Med: 11.40 Max: 24.32
Current: 18.51
-26.73
24.32
Net-margin (%) 11.00
ADVS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1724 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. ADVS: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -67.76  Med: 8.50 Max: 44.87
Current: 11
-67.76
44.87
ROA (%) 10.10
ADVS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1762 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. ADVS: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ADVS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -23.82  Med: 5.17 Max: 24.29
Current: 10.1
-23.82
24.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 257.57
ADVS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1736 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 22.95 vs. ADVS: 257.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ADVS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -142.69  Med: 81.00 Max: 281.78
Current: 257.57
-142.69
281.78
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
ADVS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1302 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. ADVS: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.8  Med: 12.30 Max: 24.7
Current: 7.1
-1.8
24.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.10
ADVS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. ADVS: 18.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ADVS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -56.5  Med: 23.40 Max: 106.5
Current: 18.1
-56.5
106.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 21.80
ADVS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. ADVS: 21.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ADVS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -33.9  Med: 16.45 Max: 77.8
Current: 21.8
-33.9
77.8
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

ADVS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 9,578 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 427,686 sh (+1744.43%)
Jim Simons 164,868 sh (+27.24%)
Ron Baron 5,083,071 sh (+2.61%)
Bill Frels 65,100 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

ADVS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 41,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,610 sh (+209.15%)
Jim Simons 242,868 sh (+47.31%)
Bill Frels 79,700 sh (+22.43%)
Joel Greenblatt 520,327 sh (+21.66%)
Ron Baron 4,965,043 sh (-2.32%)
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Q1 2015

ADVS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli 327,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,037,968 sh (+327.38%)
Chuck Royce 63,500 sh (+52.64%)
Bill Frels Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ron Baron 4,208,369 sh (-15.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 83,495 sh (-83.95%)
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2015

ADVS Guru Trades in 2015

Ron Baron 628,752 sh (-85.06%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Advent Software Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Advent Software Inc. - Aug 07, 2013

Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADVS), the provider of critical back-office software to the investment management business, rose 25.3% in the quarter. Earnings showed significant improvement both in sales and margins. The company announced that in conclusion of its evaluation of strategic alternatives, it would pursue a leveraged recap and pay out a $9/per share special dividend. A result with which we are happy.

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 53.70
ADVS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 26.40 vs. ADVS: 53.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ADVS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.51  Med: 44.85 Max: 129.03
Current: 53.7
11.51
129.03
Forward P/E 25.84
ADVS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.69 vs. ADVS: 25.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 54.00
ADVS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 26.20 vs. ADVS: 54.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ADVS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.46  Med: 51.48 Max: 128.17
Current: 54
11.46
128.17
P/S 5.94
ADVS's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. ADVS: 5.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ADVS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.18  Med: 4.57 Max: 7.66
Current: 5.94
2.18
7.66
PFCF 26.49
ADVS's PFCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.40 vs. ADVS: 26.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ADVS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.08  Med: 22.77 Max: 48.06
Current: 26.49
10.08
48.06
POCF 23.66
ADVS's POCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 1012 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. ADVS: 23.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ADVS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.15  Med: 18.89 Max: 33.8
Current: 23.66
7.15
33.8
EV-to-EBIT 33.45
ADVS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 1145 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. ADVS: 33.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ADVS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3736.9  Med: 35.00 Max: 969.3
Current: 33.45
-3736.9
969.3
PEG 3.40
ADVS's PEG is ranked lower than
68% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. ADVS: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ADVS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.94 Max: 4.92
Current: 3.4
0.46
4.92
Shiller P/E 67.80
ADVS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
79% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 31.14 vs. ADVS: 67.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 29.49  Med: 49.71 Max: 1063
Current: 67.8
29.49
1063
Current Ratio 0.58
ADVS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. ADVS: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 2.24 Max: 7.56
Current: 0.58
0.55
7.56
Quick Ratio 0.58
ADVS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. ADVS: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 2.24 Max: 7.56
Current: 0.58
0.55
7.56
Days Sales Outstanding 56.56
ADVS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 69.02 vs. ADVS: 56.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.29  Med: 71.98 Max: 110.16
Current: 56.56
46.29
110.16

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.88
ADVS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 1243 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. ADVS: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.88
0.39
1.29
Dividend Payout 0.47
ADVS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
62% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ADVS: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.47
0.47
0.59
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.88
ADVS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
77% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. ADVS: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.88
0.39
1.29
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
ADVS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. ADVS: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.2  Med: 1.00 Max: -36.1
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 2.64
ADVS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. ADVS: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.75 Max: 6.19
Current: 2.64
0.74
6.19
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 6.88
ADVS's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
92% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ADVS: 6.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
ADVS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 1546 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. ADVS: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.06 Max: 4.15
Current: 1.3
0.49
4.15
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.43
ADVS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. ADVS: 3.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.13  Med: 2.24 Max: 7.27
Current: 3.43
1.13
7.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.00
ADVS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1696 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. ADVS: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 2.70 Max: 4.8
Current: 3
0.1
4.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 19.06
ADVS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.77 vs. ADVS: 19.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ADVS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.1  Med: 19.10 Max: 81
Current: 19.06
1.1
81

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Traded in other countries:AXQ.Germany,
Advent Software Inc was founded and incorporated in 1983 in California and reincorporated in Delaware in November 1995. It offers software and services that automate work flows and data across investment management organizations, as well as the information flows between an investment management organization and external parties. Its products are intended to increase operational efficiency, improve the accuracy of client information and enable better decision-making. Each solution focuses on specific mission-critical functions of the investment management organization and is tailored to meet the needs of a particular market segment of the investment management industry, as determined by size, assets under management and complexity of the investment process. Its business derives revenues from the development, marketing and sale of software products, Software-as-a-Service, data interfaces hosting services and related maintenance and services that automate, integrate and support certain mission-critical functions of investment management organizations around the world. The company faces competition from certain providers of software and related services as well as providers of outsourced services.
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Advent Releases Second Round of Product Upgrades for 2014 Dec 08 2014 
Sweden's Largest Private Health and Dental Provider Chooses Advent Software to Support Its Pension F Dec 05 2014 
Advent Receives Two Top Honors at the Buy-Side Technology Awards Nov 24 2014 
Advent Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Advent Direct(R) Community Nov 19 2014 
Advent Software Wins "Best Fund Accounting and Reporting Software" at HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awa Nov 17 2014 
Advent Wins Best Technology Provider at Investment Week Fund Services Awards 2014 Nov 04 2014 
Advent Software Shows Momentum in Canada Oct 29 2014 

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